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Pique offers a diplomatic take on Ronaldo-Messi debate

Gerard Pique, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2012: IKER CASILLAS, DANI ALVES, MARCELO, GERARD PIQUÉ, SERGIO RAMOS, ANDRÉS INIESTA, XABI ALONSO, XAVI HERNANDEZ, CRISTIANO RONALDO, RADAMEL FALCAO, LIONEL MESSI with their trophies during FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012 at the Kongresshaus on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland.
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The Barcelona defender has weighed in on the never-ending GOAT debate between the two superstars.

Gerard Pique has offered a diplomatic take on who is the better player between his former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The 34-year-old insists the duo stand above everyone else as the best players in football history and both have ‘very different’ skill sets.

He feels Messi has ‘talent that no one has’ that makes him ‘inhuman’, while Ronaldo is ‘the best of the humans’ and ‘can do anything’ with a ball.

Pique’s verdict on the GOAT debate

“I think that they are both amazing,” Pique told BT Sport.

“We are talking about two of the best players, not just in the world but the history of this sport.

“I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. I mean, he has the ball and his speed controlling the ball. The ball doesn’t go two metres far from his foot, it’s always there. It’s impossible to catch him, this talent I didn’t see from anyone.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is such a different player, they are very different. He is tall, strong, he’s really complete. He can do anything. He can do goals with the head, free-kicks, penalties, take one on one.

“But for me, it’s like Messi is not human but Cristiano is the best of the humans.”

Pique partnered Messi at Barcelona for 13 years from 2008 right until the Argentine’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

He also shared a dressing room with Ronaldo at Manchester United from 2004 to 2008.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is set to return to action for the Red Devils on Monday evening away to Newcastle. For match details, visit the link here.

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